COOPERVISION AND ITS EMPLOYEES DONATE $100,000 TO SUPPORT OPTOMETRY GIVING SIGHT’S 2013 WORLD SIGHT DAY CHALLENGE
PLEASANTON, Calif., December 31, 2013 – CooperVision, Inc. (NYSE: COO) today announced $100,000 has been donated to Optometry Giving Sight in support of the 2013 World Sight Day Challenge. Employees in over 30 locations worldwide participated in a global fundraising campaign and organized local activities to help raise funds for the 2013 World Sight Day Challenge. The Cooper Companies, the parent company of CooperVision, proudly matched all employee donations.
“It is a great honor to help give the gift of sight and make a difference to the lives of millions of people through the noble work of Optometry Giving Sight,” said John Weber, President of CooperVision. “We are extremely proud of the passion and generosity of our employees who have united together in support of a worthy cause.”
“We applaud the fantastic effort from CooperVision and its employees in support of the World Sight Day Company Challenge,” said Clive Miller, CEO of Optometry Giving Sight. “The funds that have been raised will help to transform the lives of thousands of people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired in underserved communities throughout the world. We are grateful for the passion, commitment and creativity of everyone involved and thank them sincerely for their support and participation.”
CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of monthly, two-week and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism and presbyopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the Company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit coopervision.com.
About The Cooper Companies
The Cooper Companies, Inc. ("Cooper") is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE Euronext (NYSE:COO). Cooper is dedicated to being A Quality of Life Company™ with a focus on delivering shareholder value. Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision brings a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to crafting a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. CooperSurgical focuses on supplying women's health clinicians with market-leading products and treatment options to improve the delivery of healthcare to women. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, Cooper has over 8,000 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com.
About Optometry Giving Sight
Optometry Giving Sight is the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error. It was created in 2003 by the World Council of Optometry, the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness as a means of mobilizing resources from the global eye care community to fund the development of sustainable eye and vision care projects in communities where these do not currently exist.